The Drinks We Got Free On Royal Caribbean


We talk about drinks a lot here. Drink packages and cruise drink prices are topics every cruiser wants to research and understand. It is all about getting value for money on your next cruise.

Free Drinks To Enjoy On Your Royal Caribbean Cruise

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If you recently booked a Royal Caribbean cruise and are wondering what extra costs you may have, drinks are a significant factor. However, if you are not a big drinker, a drinks package is not always necessary, as a selection of complimentary drinks are available. So we thought we would share the drinks we were able to get free on Royal Caribbean.

You Can Take Wine Or Champagne On Your Royal Caribbean Cruise

Champagne and canapes on balcony
Photo Credit, Sarah Christie, Cruising With Kids

If you like a pre-dinner tipple, then, on embarkation day, each guest in a cabin of drinking age may bring one unopened and sealed 750 ml bottle of wine or champagne to drink in the cabin.

Water Is Available In Multiple Locations

Free Drinks on Royal Caribbean
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Water is readily available throughout the ship, and Royal Caribbean is great at keeping guests hydrated. If you prefer a certain flavour of juice then take a small handbag size cordial with you.

  • Request a jug of iced tap water in any restaurant.
  • You can just head to any bar and ask for a glass of tap water.
  • Water dispensers are conveniently located throughout the ship, including the Windjammer buffet and cafe promenade, where you can pour a large glass of water of two and transfer it into a water bottle.


Room Service Royal Caribbean, Photo Credit, Deposit Photos
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Traditional lemonade is available in the Windjammer Marketplace buffet.

Free Milk On Royal Caribbean

Free Milk on Royal Caribbean
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You can get small cartons of milk in the Windjammer Marketplace buffet, and also fill glasses from the dispenser. This is super handy for kids. Top tip: Take milkshake straws to make flavoured milkshakes on the go.

Free Hot Drinks On Royal Caribbean

Suite lounge Tea and coffee machines onboard Symphony or the Sea
Photo Credit, Donna Vallance, Cruising With Kids

Coffee enthusiasts can enjoy complimentary coffee and tea at various locations onboard, take a thermos coffee mug, and refill it on the go.

  • Main Dining Room
  • Windjammer buffet
  • Cafe Promenade
  • Café @ Two70 on deck 5
  • Park Cafe
  • Suite Lounge For Suite Guests
  • Room service ( There is a tray charge)

Champagne or Prosecco

Have bottle of champagne on the balcony of your cruise ship with views over the Norwegian fjords
Photo Credit, Donna Vallance Cruising for All

If you are a crown and anchor member, then head to the captain’s celebration night for Crown and Anchor members where you will be able to enjoy and free glass of champagne.

You can also get a complimentary glass of champagne at the art auction.

But If You Do Like A Cocktail Check Our Drinks Package Guide

Royal Caribbean Drinks packages 12 Photo Credit Cruising For All.
Photo Credit: Cruising For All.

Get the low down on the Royal Caribbean Drinks Package and all the latest drinks prices.

And See Our Drinks Calculator

Royal Caribbean Cocktail
Photo Credit: Sarah Christie, Cruising with Kids

If you are wondering if the drinks package is worth the money, try out our drinks Calculator.

Where to get free drinks on Royal Caribbean


  • Sarah Christie

    Sarah also writes for Mini Travellers Family Travel Blog and Extraordinary Chaos Craft and Lifestyle Blog. Both are award-winning blogs with a travel and family focus. She is married and has two boys, aged 18 and 22, who all love cruising as a family. Nothing is better than waking up every day in a new port with new and exciting things to explore. She aims to share how cruising as a family with young adults is the perfect choice for family travel. Her boys are sporty and love the activities, sports and dining options cruising offers. Sarah has worked with brands such as Walt Disney World, Mark Warner, Ikos Resort, Center Parcs, Laura Ashley, Belling and Next.

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